Fabric Chalkboard Tutorial

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Supplies:
To make a chalkboard with a finished size of 14×10.5 inches, you will need:
– chalk cloth cut to 12×10.5″
– a heavier fabric cut in these sizes:14.5×10.5″ (backing), 4×4.5″ (pocket), and 4×10.5″ (side piece)
– coordinating bias tape
– sewing machine with a zig zag stitch
– optional: ribbon or elastic to hold it closed
fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 1:
Hem under one of the short edges of the pocket.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 2:
With right sides together, layer the pocket on the edge of the chalkcloth with raw edges together. Layer the side piece on top (wth the right side facing the chalk cloth. Sew together with a 1/2 inch seam.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 3:
Flip the side piece and pocket to the front and topstitch down. Reinforce the leading edge of the pocket.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 4:
Layer the chalkcloth on top of the backing. Match up the pocket and side piece to the short edge of the backing with right sides together. Sew together with a 1/2 inch seam.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 5:
Flip so the the chalkboard is back to back and topstitch the edge. Reinforce the leading edge of the pocket.
fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 6:
Cut the end of the bias tape in a triangle and fold over. Sew along the chalkcloth and backing, catching both layers with a wide zig zag stitch. Go slow and make sure the edge of the zig zag almost touches the open edge of the bias tape.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Step 7:
Finish the bias tape by cutting another triangle and folding the end over.

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
The Finished Product!
(I didn’t have any chalk, so I am modeling crayons here)

fabric roll-up chalkboard tutorial from Muse of the Morning
Voila!
Roll it up with a ribbon or sew a loop of elastic to keep it rolled up. Make a T&T sherpa or terry cloth wipe to go with it.

Chrissy Leiberan-Titus writes for Muse of the Morning.com

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